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closed 1/30/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Insticator, acquired Squawk-IT

synopsis: Insticator, an engagement and monetization tool for publishers, has acquired Squawk-IT, an advanced comment plugin for publishers. Squawk-IT offers a dynamic engagement platform that provides publishers with effective monetization tools and helps users to better express themselves.
buyer: Insticator
Insticator is an engagement and monetization tool for publishers. Insticator increases engagement and advertising revenue for publishers through interactive content like trivia and polling while gathering first party data that is used for viewable media inventory and conversion for brands. "
target: Squawk-IT
Squawk-IT is an advanced comment plugin for publishers. Squawk-IT offers a dynamic engagement platform that provides publishers with effective monetization tools and helps users to better express themselves. Their AI technology promotes healthy discussion by rewarding digital tradeable tokens.
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closed 3/29/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Nativo, acquired SimpleReach

synopsis: Nativo, the leading technology platform for brand content advertising, has completed its acquisition of SimpleReach, the platform used by agencies, advertisers, and publishers to help measure and improve the value of their content investments.
buyer: Nativo
Nativo empowers brands and publishers with the world’s most advanced technology for content. Nativo’s mission is to equip advertising for the age of content, improving the open web experience and creating meaningful connections for today’s digital consumer. "
target: SimpleReach
SimpleReach is the #1 way for brands to measure and improve content ROI. By bringing together hundreds of data sources across websites, social channels, and publishers into the world's largest content data cloud, SimpleReach enables brands to understand how their content drives business outcomes.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Piano Software Inc., acquired Newzmate

synopsis: Piano Software, a digital content monetization and audience intelligence platform for media companies, has acquired Newzmate, a content marketing cloud in Poland that helps online media companies to personalize their audience experience and automate content delivery.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano is a digital content monetization and audience intelligence platform for media companies. The company's award-winning, high-performance enterprise platform includes a subscription commerce engine, a customer experience toolkit, and a user management system. "
target: Newzmate
Newzmate is a content marketing cloud in Poland that helps online media companies to personalize their audience experience and automate content delivery. Their platform uses machine learning to provide personalized content recommendations that can be delivered via emails or directly on the website.
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closed 11/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

DoubleVerify, Inc, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: DoubleVerify, the leading independent platform for digital media measurement and analytics, announced the acquisition of Ad-Juster, a SaaS-based reporting and analytics platform for digital publishers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: DoubleVerify, Inc
DoubleVerify is the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality and effectiveness of digital media for the world's largest brands and media platforms. "
target: Ad-Juster
Ad-Juster is a market-leading SaaS provider of unified data reporting and analytics for digital advertising. Ad-Juster delivers a digital advertising measurement product line to streamline workflows, overcome billing discrepancies, optimize programmatic performance and maximize revenue.
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announced 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Piano Software Inc., will acquire Cxense

synopsis: Piano, a company that offers cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users, will acquire Norway-based Cxense, a company that helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano offers high-performance cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users. Leading businesses around the world use Piano to power their subscription, analytics, and personalization efforts. "
target: Cxense (OB:CXENSE:$19.56)
Norway-based Cxense helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource. Their leading Data Management Platform with Intelligent Personalization, gives companies insight into their customers, and enables them to action this insight real-time.
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$19
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closed 9/25/2017 via BusinessWire

OpenX Technologies, Inc., acquired Mezzobit

synopsis: OpenX, the global leader in quality programmatic advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mezzobit. Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
buyer: OpenX Technologies, Inc.
OpenX is the global leader in quality programmatic advertising. OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. "
target: Mezzobit
Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
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closed 1/18/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Innotech Capitals, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: Innotech Capitals, an international private equity consortium group and the investment arm of Innotech International Group, has acquired Ad-Juster accelerating the data aggregation platform's access to global markets. San Diego-based Ad-Juster, is used by digital publishers to automate manual processes which are time-consuming and prone to error.
buyer: Innotech Capitals
Innotech Capitals, the investment arm of Innotech International Group, is an international private equity group focusing on the global adtech market. The founding partners have extensive experience in the Chinese AdTech sector to facilitate portfolio companies’ penetration into the China market. "
target: Ad-Juster
San Diego-based Ad-Juster, is used by digital publishers and ad agencies to automate manual processes which are time-consuming and prone to error. Ad-Juster is the only fully automated reconciliation and aggregate reporting system in the digital ad industry.
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closed 9/6/2016 via Company Press Release

plista, acquired Linkpulse

synopsis: Plista, a one-stop provider of data-driven native advertising, has acquired Linkpulse, one of the leaders in real-time content analytics. Linkpulse allows publishers to track the performance of their articles across all devices in real time via customized dashboards and alerts.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de. "
target: Linkpulse
Linkpulse is one of the leading real-time content analytics providers on the market and was developed especially for the requirements of high traffic news websites.
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closed 4/22/2008 via

Vignette Corporation, acquired Vidavee

synopsis: Vignette, a global leader in Web experience management and delivery, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vidavee, a video Web services company that enables Web publishers to easily upload, share, analyze and monetize Internet video content.
buyer: Vignette Corporation
Vignette provides Internet Relationship Management software products and services, a category of enterprise solutions designed to enable businesses to build sustainable online customer relationships, increase returns on Internet-related investments and capitalize on Internet business opportunities. "
target: Vidavee
Vidavee is the only white label web media solution to fully enable user interaction around professional and consumer-contributed video content. Our clients’ user base can easily upload, select segments, comment, remix and share videos captured on any device.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Brightcove, Inc., purchased Online Video Platform Business from Ooyala

synopsis: Brightcove, a global provider of cloud services for video, has acquired the online video platform business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology. Ooyala’s video platform uses big data insights to help broadcasters and media companies increase video engagement and revenue with personalized, interactive experiences for every screen.
buyer: Brightcove, Inc. (BCOV:$164.83)
Brightcove Inc. is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for managing, delivering, and monetizing video experiences on every screen. "
seller: Ooyala
The acquisition includes the Online Video Platform Business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology. Ooyala’s video platform uses big data insights to help broadcasters and media companies increase video engagement and revenue with personalized, interactive experiences for every screen.
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closed 4/26/2018 via Company Press Release

MinuteBuzz, acquired Vidclust

synopsis: MinuteBuzz, a video entertainment media group for millennials in France, has acquired Vidclust, a French company that offers a web-based platform that provides video intelligence and social insights. Vidclust allows content creators and media companies to see what type of videos are getting the most traffic, allowing them to be more efficient.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: MinuteBuzz
MinuteBuzz is the leading video entertainment media group for millennials in France. MinuteBuzz is watched by over 8 million people on social platforms and generates over 200 million views per month. MinuteBuzz's goal is to change the world by creating content designed to make people happier. "
target: Vidclust
Vidclust is a French company that offers a web-based platform that provides video intelligence and social insights. Vidclust allows content creators and media companies to see what type of videos are getting the most traffic, enabling them to produce and distribute their content more effectively.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

TV Time, acquired Mediamorph

synopsis: TV Time, a leading TV and film tracking and insights platform, has acquired Mediamorph, a Content Value Management cloud platform powers the largest entertainment companies in the world. As part of the acquisition, the combined companies will operate under the name Whip Media Group.
buyer: TV Time
TV Time is the world's largest tracking platform for TV and movies. Fueled by global first-party data, TV Time offers business solutions through TVLytics, a service that provides data and insights to media companies, talent agencies, advertisers, and clients from the content ecosystem. "
target: Mediamorph
Mediamorph's mission is to boost business performance and accelerate content value across the entertainment ecosystem. Their Content Value Management platform orchestrates the 360° process that brings content value from provider to distributor to the connected consumer.
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Web

Blubrry Podcasting, acquired Cast Feed Validator

synopsis: Blubrry, a subsidiary of RawVoice, is proud to announce the acquisition of the leading podcast RSS-feed validator, Cast Feed Validator. Cast Feed Validator helps podcasters visualize their podcast feed. This visualization helps them find where problems are occurring if something goes wrong with their podcast.
buyer parent: RawVoice
buyer: Blubrry Podcasting
Blubrry is a podcasting community and directory with more than 450,000 shows. Blubrry gives creators the power to make money, get detailed audience measurements and host their audio, video and websites. Blubrry is a preferred digital interface for media creators, advertisers and media consumers. "
target: Cast Feed Validator
Cast Feed Validator is the leading podcast RSS-feed validator. Cast Feed Validator helps podcasters visualize their podcast feed. This visualization helps them find where problems are occurring if something goes wrong with their podcast.
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closed 2/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

SeaChange International, acquired Timeline Labs

synopsis: SeaChange International, Inc., a leading global multiscreen video software innovator, announced that it has completed its acquisition of social media analytics software developer Timeline Labs (TLL, LLC). Timeline Labs is a SaaS company that enables media companies and brands to analyze social media messages in real-time.
buyer: SeaChange International (SEAC:$68.39)
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally. "
target: Timeline Labs
Timeline Labs is a SaaS company that enables local broadcasters, cable news channels and other media companies and brands to analyze social media messages in real-time, find and broadcast newsworthy social trends and insights, and measure viewing audience engagement across television, mobile and PC.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TownNews.com, acquired Field59, Inc.

synopsis: TownNews.com, a provider of digital publishing and content management solutions, has acquired Field59, a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. Field59 offers cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com offers a digital publishing and content management solution that powers some of the most distinguished media organizations in the industry. Their groundbreaking BLOX CMS allows companies to change the look and feel of their site with a sophisticated yet simple click-and-drag interface. "
target: Field59, Inc.
Field59 is a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. They offer cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
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closed 3/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Mesagraph

synopsis: Twitter, a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting, acquired France’s Mesagraph. Mesagraph is a new service that builds bundles of information from Social Media which are relevant and useful for its users.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Mesagraph
Mesagraph is a new service that builds bundles of information from Social Media which are relevant and useful for its users. Users can rate, comment and complete each fragment of the bundle to make it even more compelling and interesting for others who share the same interests.
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closed 1/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Wayin, acquired Comenta TV

synopsis: Wayin, the platform for leveraging social media across all consumer channels, announced the acquisition of Comenta TV, the leading analytics and engagement platform for TV shows and live events in South America. Comenta TV actively provides on-air Twitter integrations for some of the hottest TV shows in Latin America and Brazil.
buyer: Wayin
Wayin is a technology company created to enhance consumer experiences, empower data-driven marketers, and ultimately make Wayin, based in Denver, is a social hub platform that connects brands with their audience, helping them to better leverage their social media presence. "
target: Comenta TV
Comenta TV, the leading analytics and engagement platform for TV shows and live events in South America. Comenta TV actively provides on-air Twitter integrations for some of the hottest TV shows in Latin America and Brazil.
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Facebook, acquired CrowdTangle, Inc.

synopsis: Social networking and technology giant, Facebook will acquire CrowdTangle, a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, the company revealed.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$70,697.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target parent: Siege Technologies
target: CrowdTangle, Inc.
CrowdTangle is a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, and on social media. CrowdTangle helps publishers identify great stories, measure social performance, and identify influencers.
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closed 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired SecondSync

synopsis: Twitter, Inc. acquired SecondSync Ltd., the leading provider of Social TV analytics solutions to the UK TV and Advertising industries. The SecondSync platform analyses the millions of social media conversations that take place every day around TV broadcasts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: SecondSync
SecondSync is the leading provider of Social TV analytics solutions to the UK TV and Advertising industries. The SecondSync platform analyses the millions of social media conversations that take place every day around TV broadcasts.
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announced 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Digital Media Services, will acquire Volicon

synopsis: Verizon Digital Media Services announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Volicon. Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Verizon Digital Media Services
Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content – so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of their platform is delivering next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users. "
target: Volicon
Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. The Observer Media Intelligence Platform™ provides powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, and more.
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closed 1/30/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Insticator, acquired Squawk-IT

synopsis: Insticator, an engagement and monetization tool for publishers, has acquired Squawk-IT, an advanced comment plugin for publishers. Squawk-IT offers a dynamic engagement platform that provides publishers with effective monetization tools and helps users to better express themselves.
buyer: Insticator
Insticator is an engagement and monetization tool for publishers. Insticator increases engagement and advertising revenue for publishers through interactive content like trivia and polling while gathering first party data that is used for viewable media inventory and conversion for brands. "
target: Squawk-IT
Squawk-IT is an advanced comment plugin for publishers. Squawk-IT offers a dynamic engagement platform that provides publishers with effective monetization tools and helps users to better express themselves. Their AI technology promotes healthy discussion by rewarding digital tradeable tokens.
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closed 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Grapevine, acquired CommentsRadar

synopsis: Ideanomics, a global fintech advisory and Platform-as-a-Service company, has completed the purchase of various assets of SolidOpinion, Inc. Among the assets purchased is SolidOpinion's CommentsRadar technology and the supporting development team. The strategic acquisition is intended to be integrated into the Grapevine family.
buyer parent: Ideanomics
buyer: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views. "
target parent: SolidOpinion, Inc.
target: CommentsRadar
CommentsRadar is a tool that indexes and analyzes the comments section of their client’s websites. Leading brands and publishers use this unique data to discover, engage, analyze and make smarter business decisions.
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closed 1/30/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Insticator, acquired Squawk-IT

synopsis: Insticator, an engagement and monetization tool for publishers, has acquired Squawk-IT, an advanced comment plugin for publishers. Squawk-IT offers a dynamic engagement platform that provides publishers with effective monetization tools and helps users to better express themselves.
buyer: Insticator
Insticator is an engagement and monetization tool for publishers. Insticator increases engagement and advertising revenue for publishers through interactive content like trivia and polling while gathering first party data that is used for viewable media inventory and conversion for brands. "
target: Squawk-IT
Squawk-IT is an advanced comment plugin for publishers. Squawk-IT offers a dynamic engagement platform that provides publishers with effective monetization tools and helps users to better express themselves. Their AI technology promotes healthy discussion by rewarding digital tradeable tokens.
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closed 1/30/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Insticator, acquired Squawk-IT

synopsis: Insticator, an engagement and monetization tool for publishers, has acquired Squawk-IT, an advanced comment plugin for publishers. Squawk-IT offers a dynamic engagement platform that provides publishers with effective monetization tools and helps users to better express themselves.
buyer: Insticator
Insticator is an engagement and monetization tool for publishers. Insticator increases engagement and advertising revenue for publishers through interactive content like trivia and polling while gathering first party data that is used for viewable media inventory and conversion for brands. "
target: Squawk-IT
Squawk-IT is an advanced comment plugin for publishers. Squawk-IT offers a dynamic engagement platform that provides publishers with effective monetization tools and helps users to better express themselves. Their AI technology promotes healthy discussion by rewarding digital tradeable tokens.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Piano Software Inc., acquired Newzmate

synopsis: Piano Software, a digital content monetization and audience intelligence platform for media companies, has acquired Newzmate, a content marketing cloud in Poland that helps online media companies to personalize their audience experience and automate content delivery.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano is a digital content monetization and audience intelligence platform for media companies. The company's award-winning, high-performance enterprise platform includes a subscription commerce engine, a customer experience toolkit, and a user management system. "
target: Newzmate
Newzmate is a content marketing cloud in Poland that helps online media companies to personalize their audience experience and automate content delivery. Their platform uses machine learning to provide personalized content recommendations that can be delivered via emails or directly on the website.
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closed 3/29/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Nativo, acquired SimpleReach

synopsis: Nativo, the leading technology platform for brand content advertising, has completed its acquisition of SimpleReach, the platform used by agencies, advertisers, and publishers to help measure and improve the value of their content investments.
buyer: Nativo
Nativo empowers brands and publishers with the world’s most advanced technology for content. Nativo’s mission is to equip advertising for the age of content, improving the open web experience and creating meaningful connections for today’s digital consumer. "
target: SimpleReach
SimpleReach is the #1 way for brands to measure and improve content ROI. By bringing together hundreds of data sources across websites, social channels, and publishers into the world's largest content data cloud, SimpleReach enables brands to understand how their content drives business outcomes.
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announced 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, will acquire Operative, Inc.

synopsis: Operative Media, Inc., the global leader in digital advertising business management solutions for major media companies, announced that the company will be acquired by SintecMedia, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. The combined company brings together TV and digital ad management for media companies and publishers worldwide.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred broadcast management software partner for over 300 of the world's top media brands, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia and Sky. "
target: Operative, Inc.
Since 2001, Operative Media, Inc. has developed software and services that help publishers, agencies, and networks simplify the business of advertising. Media companies rely on Operative to sell, traffic, and bill premium ad inventory, increasing revenue and decreasing overhead.
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announced 10/8/2012 via PR Newswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire ViDM

synopsis: Alphabird, a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ventures in Digital Media (ViDM), a leading digital media and advertising technology services company in Australia.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: ViDM
ViDM owns Amplify and Emerge Digital. Amplify is a leading digital technology integration and marketing services company. Emerge Digital is Australia’s only independent private sell-side platform for premium publishers, focused on enabling the Australian and Asian private ad exchange marketplace.
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closed 1/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Demdex, Inc.

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced it has acquired privately held Demdex, Inc., a leading data management platform company. Having pioneered the SaaS audience management market since 2008, Demdex's services are continually being embraced by some of the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Demdex, Inc.
Demdex, Inc. provides market-leading audience management services for powering dynamic, multi-channel data strategies online. Having pioneered the SaaS audience management market since 2008, Demdex's services are continually being embraced by some of the world's most recognized brands.
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closed 7/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Glam Media, acquired AdPortal, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical media company for women online and one of the top display global media web properties, announced the acquisition of AdPortal, a leading publisher advertising-technology startup based in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdPortal, Inc.
AdPortal is a company dedicated to helping media publishers efficiently grow advertising revenue to win in today’s marketplace.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Marketing G2

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global news media industry, announces the acquisition of Marketing G2, a Pennsylvania-based software company that develops digital tools for online subscriptions, customer engagement, data discovery and audience lifecycle management.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Marketing G2
Marketing G2 (MG2) develops data-driven customer engagement technology and management tools that enable subscription-based companies to utilize all their data, technology, and content assets to engage customers and prospects to grow audience, increase revenues, and reduce costs.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI). DTI is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the global news and media industry.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
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closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Convera Inc., acquired Firstlight ERA

synopsis: Vertical search technology company Convera Corporation has announced the signing of a merger agreement with advertising agency Firstlight Online Limited. The combined new company will bring together the vertical search technology of Convera and the advertising sales and marketing capabilities of Firstlight.
buyer: Convera Inc. (CNVR:$0.00)
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand. "
target: Firstlight ERA
Editorial Related Advertising is the most targeted and cost-effective online marketing tool available - Firstlight E|R|A helps publishers and their advertisers build online presence and generate online revenue.
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closed 6/8/2006 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: In a transaction announced this week, The Riverside Company, the largest private equity firm investing in premier small to midsize companies, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI), a respected innovator in the newspaper publishing software industry. Several members of DTI’s management team also joined in this investment.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Vector Capital, acquired Triton Digital Media

synopsis: Vector Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Triton Digital, the leading technology provider to the digital audio industry. Triton Digital’s technology has connected audio supply to advertising demand since 2006, providing the technical backbone for the digital audio marketplace.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. "
target:
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

DoubleVerify, Inc, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: DoubleVerify, the leading independent platform for digital media measurement and analytics, announced the acquisition of Ad-Juster, a SaaS-based reporting and analytics platform for digital publishers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: DoubleVerify, Inc
DoubleVerify is the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality and effectiveness of digital media for the world's largest brands and media platforms. "
target: Ad-Juster
Ad-Juster is a market-leading SaaS provider of unified data reporting and analytics for digital advertising. Ad-Juster delivers a digital advertising measurement product line to streamline workflows, overcome billing discrepancies, optimize programmatic performance and maximize revenue.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Piano Software Inc., will acquire Cxense

synopsis: Piano, a company that offers cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users, will acquire Norway-based Cxense, a company that helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano offers high-performance cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users. Leading businesses around the world use Piano to power their subscription, analytics, and personalization efforts. "
target: Cxense (OB:CXENSE:$19.56)
Norway-based Cxense helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource. Their leading Data Management Platform with Intelligent Personalization, gives companies insight into their customers, and enables them to action this insight real-time.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$34]
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2017 via BusinessWire

OpenX Technologies, Inc., acquired Mezzobit

synopsis: OpenX, the global leader in quality programmatic advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mezzobit. Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
buyer: OpenX Technologies, Inc.
OpenX is the global leader in quality programmatic advertising. OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. "
target: Mezzobit
Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/18/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Innotech Capitals, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: Innotech Capitals, an international private equity consortium group and the investment arm of Innotech International Group, has acquired Ad-Juster accelerating the data aggregation platform's access to global markets. San Diego-based Ad-Juster, is used by digital publishers to automate manual processes which are time-consuming and prone to error.
buyer: Innotech Capitals
Innotech Capitals, the investment arm of Innotech International Group, is an international private equity group focusing on the global adtech market. The founding partners have extensive experience in the Chinese AdTech sector to facilitate portfolio companies’ penetration into the China market. "
target: Ad-Juster
San Diego-based Ad-Juster, is used by digital publishers and ad agencies to automate manual processes which are time-consuming and prone to error. Ad-Juster is the only fully automated reconciliation and aggregate reporting system in the digital ad industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/8/2011 via

Vringo, cancelled an acquisition of m-Wise, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of video ringtones and personalization solutions for mobile devices, has announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of m-Wise, Inc., a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
price ($mm)
$4.07
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

ShowGizmo, purchased mobile apps for events from Feathr

synopsis: ShowGizmo, the leading event app company in Australasia has acquired Feathr’s ‘mobile apps for events’ business portfolio. Feathr makes digital marketing software for live events.
buyer: ShowGizmo
ShowGizmo the leading event app company in Australasia. Their vision is to transform the face of commercial events around the world through helping people and organizations work smarter using smartphone applications like their flagship ShowGizmo. "
seller: Feathr
The acquisition includes Feathr’s ‘mobile apps for events’ business portfolio. Feathr makes digital marketing software for live events. Feathr packages multiple layers of the adtech stack still out of reach for many companies into a simple, automated solution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Upland Software, acquired PostUp

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software, has acquired PostUp, a leading provider of email and audience development solutions for publishing and media brands.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$201.75)
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and engage with their customers, prospects and community. "
target: PostUp
PostUp is a leading provider of email and audience development technology and services to the publishing and media industries. With a proven services team, award-winning platform, and hand-picked partners, PostUp delivers personalized communications that drive engagement and increase revenues.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA

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The Rubicon Project
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Frankly Media
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SeaChange International
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